International Students

Apply as an International Student

SUNY Delhi has welcomed students from more than 20 countries, and we believe that our academic and cultural life is stronger because of their contributions. Our 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you won't get lost in the crowd; learning takes place in an environment focused on the needs and aspirations of each student on our campus.

How to Apply

  • Complete either the SUNY Online Application or the Common Application.
  • Submit the $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit the following documents directly to our campus. PLEASE NOTE: All transcripts must be in English and official, received via mail or email sent directly to us from the High School.
  • All other documents may be emailed to or Mackenzie Tarpey, at
  • For full consideration, all required documentation (listed below) must be submitted by May 1st for the Fall semester, and November 1st for the Spring semester. 
  • The mailing address is:
    SUNY Delhi
    Office of Admissions
    454 Delhi Drive
    Delhi, NY 13753

Required Documents

  • Official Secondary School Records. Official records include: high school diplomas, high school leaving certificates, etc. Please note that each international student must have the equivalent of a United States high school diploma. These records must be in English.
  • Official College Transcripts. Applicants who attended a college or university must arrange to have official transcripts forwarded directly to the Enrollment Services Office. Any transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be in English and evaluated by a Credential Evaluation Service, such as World Education Services, Education Credential Evaluators (ECE), or SpanTran.
  • Test Optional: Official ACT or SAT Scores
    SUNY Delhi Score Report Codes: ACT: 2916    SAT: 2525
  • Autobiographical essay in English. Topics can include: why you are applying for study in the United States, reasons for selecting the field of study chosen, work experience relevant to your field of study, the explanation for any extended interruption in your school attendance, special interests and abilities you have, plans for further study and/or employment after completion of your first degree, family background, etc. The essay should be no longer than two pages.
  • A copy of the biography page of your passport. This is the page that includes complete legal name, country of citizenship and photograph.

Non-Native English Speaking Applicants

Must also submit the following directly to the Enrollment Services Office:

  • English Proficiency Statement (pdf). This form must be completed by a director of courses in English (or duly designated representative) of a bi-national center or a professor of English at a school or university.
  • Official TOEFL score. A minimum score of 475 (written) or 55 (TOEFL i BT) is required, OR
  • Official Duolingo English Test. A minimum score of 80 is required.
  • Official IELTS score. A minimum score of 5.5 is required.
  • Official PTE score. A minimum score of 44 is required.
  • Official GTEC score. A minimum score of 1033 is required.

SUNY Delhi defines a native language speaker of English as someone who has citizenship and education in the countries listed below. Such individuals DO NOT need to demonstrate English proficiency to be admitted to SUNY Delhi.

List of majority native English-speaking countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada*
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

No other country may be considered as being 'majority English speaking' for visa purposes.

Application Plans and Deadlines

Rolling Admissions
With the exception of our on-campus Nursing and Veterinary Science Technology programs, the application process at SUNY Delhi is based on a rolling admission plan wherein we will accept applications until the program has reached its acceptance or enrollment limit. 

Nursing and Veterinary Science Technology Admissions (On-Campus Programs)

Please Note: New students who enter SUNY Delhi in a spring semester with the intention of internally transferring into a Nursing or Veterinary Science Technology program must be aware that current, matriculated SUNY Delhi students can only apply to internally transfer in a Nursing or Veterinary Science Technology program at the end of the fall semester for admission for the following fall semester. All transfer students with this intention are highly encouraged to apply directly to a Nursing or Veterinary Science Technology program with a fall semester starting point.

Financial Evaluation Process

The financial evaluation process relates to issuance of the Form 1-20, which occurs after the student has been accepted. Please note that admission decisions are not based upon immigration status. Once you are accepted, you will need a Form I-20 in order to obtain an F-1 Student Visa. In order for SUNY Delhi to issue a Form I-20 after acceptance, a tuition and housing deposit of $150 U.S. dollars must be paid to the college.

We require the following documents for the financial evaluation process. These documents must be dated nine months or fewer prior to the date of the semester you are attending and can be sent directly to the Enrollment Services Office at SUNY Delhi:

  • International Student Financial Statement (FSA-4) (pdf)
  • An official bank statement proving funding for one full academic year (equal to or more than the Estimated Cost of attendance ). The bank statement must come from the student, their parent(s), or a sponsor. The balance must be converted to U.S. dollars.

*Costs listed below are subject to change

International Students Cost of Attendance
Estimate Cost of attendence per year 

Associate Degree, Two year Program

Tuition $10,840
Fees $1,790
Meal Plan  $6,250
Room Rent $8,340
Health Insurance  $2,146

Bachelor's Degree, Four year Program 

Tuition $16,980
Fees $1,790
Meal Plan  $6,250
Room Rent $8,340
Health Insurance  $2,146

* Other non-billed costs, such as books and supplies, transportation and other personal expenses, may vary by student between $1,500 and $4,000 for an academic year. 

Office of Admissions

118 Bush Hall